Having written a number of tales on Colombe Design tasks, I’m by now fairly accustomed to founder Marta Chrapka’s expertise for creating new Previous World houses which can be elegant, luxurious, and traditional-with-a-twist. So I used to be stunned to be taught that this lean, fashionable home (no sleek moldings or grand foyers in sight) in Podkowa Lesna, a suburb of Warsaw, can be her handiwork.
Upon nearer inspection, although, I spied her signature touches—dramatic doorways, impactful deployment of shade, sculptural lighting, clever antiques, and an emphasis on craftsmanship—all through the mission, albeit tailor-made this time for a extra fashionable and clean-lined aesthetic.
“Certain, it posed a problem,” says Marta, about the home’s unadorned bones. “We didn’t have the proportions that I’m used to, the nobly aged ground, and all the weather I’m normally centered on to disclose their magnificence—solely the empty areas. However the true problem was an try and create an inside whose design would call to mind functionalist/modernist inside however in at this time’s model.”
It was a problem that she met with aplomb. Let’s take a tour of this distinctive home.
Images by Pion Studio, courtesy of Colombe Design.
Above: A pair, each attorneys, employed Colombe Design to place their stamp on this clean slate of a house. Within the fashionable kitchen, Marta was capable of insert some Previous World type within the type of hand-painted blue and white porcelain tiles, at proper, from Majolika Nieborow, a family-owned enterprise based in 1881. Above: The kitchen has a smooth and complicated look because of stained ash cupboards, a black granite countertop, and built-in home equipment. The String Cone Pendant Lights are by Michael Anastassiades, from Flos. Above: The customized glass and metal door results in the pantry. “That was the toughest a part of the design—a pivot hinge, tall peak, and no body. No person needed to take the danger, however lastly we did it,” says Marta. Above: Contained in the pantry, a shock—a stubbornly old school larder. “It was the proprietor’s thought—he had an previous desk that belonged to his grandmother. So we created the area round this desk, making an attempt to recreate the environment of 1930,” says Marta. The tiles are customized. “It’s a typical Polish sample, present in each home in Warsaw. After the conflict, it was nearly forgotten, however we discovered a man who knew how you can produce it in precisely the identical manner.” Above: “There have been many recollections constructed round this desk, and the proprietor didn’t need to eliminate it,” says Marta.